Agenda for Change Pay Scales 2016-2017

The following is a guide to Agenda for Change (AfC) pay scales for England from April 2016 to April 2017.

You can see the NHS England Agenda for Change pay scales for April 2017 to April 2018 here. 

You should check with your employer to confirm the pay rate for any post for which you are applying as some organisations are now deviating from the Agenda for Change scale.

This pay system covers all staff except doctors, dentists and very senior managers. Each of the nine pay bands has a number of pay points. Staff will normally progress to the next pay point annually until they reach the top of the pay band. Staff who works in or around London will receive a supplement on top of these rates.

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Point 2       £15,251
Point 3       £15,516

AfC Band 2 - care support workers, secretaries.

Point 2       £15,251
Point 3       £15,516
Point 4       £15,944
Point 5       £16,372
Point 6       £16,800
Point 7       £17,351
Point 8       £17,978

AfC Band 3 - therapy assistants, senior support workers.

Point 6      £16,800
Point 7      £17,351
Point 8      £17,978
Point 9      £18,152
Point 10    £18,653
Point 11    £19,217
Point 12    £19,655

AfC Band 4 - nursing associate, assistant practitioner.

Point 11    £19,217
Point 12    £19,655
Point 13    £20,348
Point 14    £21,052
Point 15    £21,692
Point 16    £21,909
Point 17    £22,458

AfC Band 5 - registered nurse, ODP, midwife.

Point 16    £21,909
Point 17    £22,458
Point 18    £23,363
Point 19    £24,304
Point 20    £25,298
Point 21    £26,302
Point 22    £27,361
Point 23    £28,462

AfC Band 6 - senior nurse or midwife, specialist nurses.

Point 21    £26,302
Point 22    £27,361
Point 23    £28,462
Point 24    £29,333
Point 25    £30,357
Point 26    £31,383
Point 27    £32,407
Point 28    £33,560
Point 29    £35,225

AfC Band 7 - ward sisters, clinical managers.

Point 26    £31,383
Point 27    £32,407
Point 28    £33,560
Point 29    £35,225
Point 30    £36,250
Point 31    £37,403
Point 32    £38,683
Point 33    £40,028
Point 34    £41,373

AfC Band 8a - matron, nurse consultant.

Point 33    £40,028
Point 34    £41,373
Point 35    £43,038
Point 36    £44,703
Point 37    £46,625
Point 38    £48,034

AfC Band 8b - service managers, clinical leads.

Point 37    £46,625
Point 38    £48,034
Point 39    £50,467
Point 40    £53,285
Point 41    £56,104
Point 42    £57,640

AfC Band 8c - heads of departments, consultant paramedic.

Point 41    £56,104
Point 42    £57,640
Point 43    £59,606
Point 44    £62,397
Point 45    £66,582
Point 46    £68,484

AfC Band 8d - estates manager, deputy or chief nurse.

Point 45    £66,582
Point 46    £68,484
Point 47    £71,338
Point 48    £74,825
Point 49    £78,629
Point 50    £82,434

AfC Band 9 - non-medical consultants, heads of service.

Point 49    £78,629
Point 50    £82,434
Point 51    £86,390
Point 52    £90,537
Point 53    £94,883
Point 54    £99,437

Those living in inner London receive an extra 20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,158 and a maximum payment of £6,405. 

Those living in outer London receive an extra 15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,518 and a maximum payment of £4,483.

Finally, those living on the fringe of London receive an extra 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £961 and a maximum payment of £1,665